“Just Out of College”

Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 145

I am heading off to my kid sister’s college graduation. In honor of this momentous occasion, here is a photo of Margaret Lindsay, Jean Muir, and Ann Dvorak in Gentlemen Are Born. The film was originally titled Just Out of College, and is the not-so-uplifting story of a group of college grads who are unable to start their post-grad careers and can barely make ends meet in the midst of the Great Depression. The film is a great example of how Warner Bros. reflected social issues of the day, and sadly the content of Gentlemen Are Born is too far removed from current times. It is an interesting film, though a complete waste of Ann’s talents.


  1. Mike May 25, 2013

    Of the three, Margaret probably had the most successful career? In general, the Warner films from the 30s more watchable today than those from MGM. This, btw, is a lovely picture of the 3 gals.

  2. admin May 25, 2013

    I’m not sure if Margaret Lindsay is that much more well known than Ann, but she did appear in many more memorable films. I definitely have a soft spot for the gritty Warner Bros. films.

  3. Scott May 25, 2013

    Yeah, more so, it seemed, than any of the other major studios of the day, Warner Brothers didn’t shy away from addressing the grim realities of the early 1930’s with films like this one, William Wellman’s “Heroes For Sale” and “Wild Boys Of The Road”, and the incredible “Remember My Forgotten Man” number from “Gold Diggers Of 1933”. None of which were especially uplifting.

    Speaking of college graduation and “Just Out Of College” … Jean Muir taught acting and Drama at Stephens College in Missouri from 1968 to 1976.

  4. admin May 26, 2013

    I did not know that about Jean Muir! Too bad Ann never did something like that. I think she would have found it very fulfilling since was drawn to academics later on in life.

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